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    Bench trial is a trial without a jury. The judge decides the case.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    Trial without a jury in which a judge decides the facts.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    A trial that takes place in front a judge without a jury.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    Trial without a jury in which a judge decides which party prevails.

    State Bar of Wisconsin. “News Reporters’ Legal Handbook”, 6th Ed. (2013)